The Importance of Accuracy – Family Email February 6, 2019

The Importance of Accuracy

In Acts 18 we get introduced to a man named Apollos. He was a well educated man and he knew about Jesus, but his information was incomplete. Fortunately for him, there were people listening to his message and willing to share more about Jesus.
He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.Acts 18:26 (ESV)
Priscilla and Aquila were friends of Paul and a great help to the early church. Here they were a great help to Apollos! It’s so important for us to know and teach the word of God accurately. It’s important that when we read Christian books and listen to sermons that we check everything against the Word of God to make sure that we are understanding things correctly. Unfortunately in our culture today there is a lot of teaching which is not accurate to what the scriptures teach. Below you will find some topics that are commonly misunderstood. I would love for you to research them and see what the Bible actually says.

Topics to Study

What does the Bible teach about heaven? (See Revelation 21-22)
What does the Bible teach about homosexuality? (See Romans 1:18-32)
What does the Bible teach about creation? (See Genesis 1-2)
What does the Bible teach about sex before marriage? (See 1 Corinthians 6:12-20)
What does the Bible teach about itself? (See 1 Timothy 3:10-17)

Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed, for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus. Acts 18:24–28 (ESV)